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We generally have Divine Liturgy at 9.00am on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, with Matins at 6.00pm the preceding Saturday evening.  For other services, please see our current Schedule of Services, below.  On the Sundays and feast-days on which we do not have services, our rector serves at Saint Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church, Gosford.

Download a PDF version of the English-language Autumn (March, April and May) 2019 Schedule of Services here.  A PDF version of our Russian-language Autumn 2019 Schedule of Services can be downloaded here.

Saturday 9th March

6.00 pm: Matins


Sunday 10th March

Cheesefare: Sunday of Forgiveness

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy with vespers and the rite of asking forgiveness


Monday 11th March

Beginning of Great Lent


Saturday 23rd March

Commemoration of the Departed

5.00 pm: General panikhida

6.00 pm: Matins


Sunday 24th March

2nd Sunday in Great Lent: Saint Gregory Palamas

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy


Saturday 13th April

6.00 pm: Matins


Sunday 14th April

5th Sunday in Great Lent: Saint Mary of Egypt

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy


Tuesday 16th April

6.00 pm: Service of Anointing with Oil


Friday 19th April

7.00 pm: Matins


Saturday 20th April

Lazarus Saturday

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy


Thursday 25th April

Great Thursday

6.00 pm: Matins with the reading of the Twelve Gospels


Friday 26th April

Great Friday

3.00 pm: Vespers with the bringing out of the Shroud of Christ


Saturday 27th April

Great Saturday

10.30 pm: Reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles

11.20 pm: Midnight Office


Sunday 28th April


12.00 am: Paschal Matins, blessing of Easter eggs and cakes, and Divine Liturgy

Festive meal afterwards in the church hall


Monday 6th May

7.00 pm: Matins


Tuesday 7th May

Radonitsa – Commemoration of the Departed

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy

General panikhida in church followed by graveside services at Wallsend, Sandgate and Maitland and other cemeteries


Saturday 11th May

6.00 pm: Matins


Sunday 12th May

Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy


Tuesday 21st May

6.00 pm: All-night vigil


Wednesday 22nd May


Translation of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra in Lycia to Bari

8.15 am: Lesser Blessing of Water

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy


Saturday 25th May

6.00 pm: Matins


Sunday 26th May

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

9.00 am: Divine Liturgy

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